Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, more commonly know as Drones, are finding increasing use in numerous applications. Earlier limited to military and geo mapping and referencing tasks, drones are already being put to use for tasks like parcel delivery, hurricane hunting,
Founders of Aeron Systems, Abhijeet Bokil, and Ashvani Shukla were interviewed at Defexpo 2018, Chennai. Aeron Systems, the indigenous developer, and manufacturer of inertial navigation systems launched Pollux, a micro-miniature INS at this Expo. In this video, Abhijeet and Ashvani talk about Pollux, its features and possible applications where it can be used.
Aeron Systems, the Pune based developer and manufacturer of Inertial Navigation Systems, launched Pollux, its latest offering in the INS range of products, at Defexpo India 2018, held at Chennai from 11th to 14th April 2018. The Pollux was launched by Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal S B Deo. Pollux combines Aeron’s proprietary Kalman filter based parameter estimation engine with high-speed processing power to deliver position, ground speed, and orientation information at high update rate. Weighing just about 40 grams and highly compact in size, Pollux finds its use in multiple applications like soldier navigation, robots, drones and other ground and airborne platforms.
Traditionally, inertial navigation has been an expensive technology which limited its application to high-end military vehicles, precision-guided missiles or aircraft. Since the advent of MEMS technology and low-cost gyroscopes and accelerometers
Use of robots for domestic as well as commercial purposes is growing rapidly. As the cost of robots goes down and their versatility increases, a lot more of tasks and chores would be performed by robots. Precise and accurate navigational assistance is absolutely essential for robots to function properly and carry out their ordered tasks.
An invention of fossil fuel powered vehicles brought about a big shift in our lives. Faster and convenient transportation has improved productivity and has led to accelerated growth in every sector.
Gyroscopes are the most important part of an inertial navigation system or any guidance system. Gyroscopes were invented a century ago and have been used as references to know the inertial state of a moving body. From Kettering bug to the Apollo spacecraft,